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Becoming a Franchisee - 8 Things You Need to Know

Why become a franchisee? So, you're considering becoming a franchisee? Before you jump on in and sign the franchise agreement, there are a few things you need to think about. Here, we take a look at eight questions you should ask yourself to ensure you're f [...]

Eye Level Franchise: Educate Yourself About Starting Your Own

If you want to run your own business and give something back to society, you should probably search the education sector. There are a growing number of education franchises to choose from and many are being tipped for great things over the coming years. Here [...]

Franchise Requirements - Is a Degree Necessary?

We often hear franchise candidates asking franchisors whether it's necessary to have earned a degree in order to become a franchisee. Here, we take an in-depth look at the question and discuss whether a university degree is really a prerequisite for franchis [...]

A Guide to Selling Your Franchise

If you’re selling your franchise, there’s a lot to do to prepare your business for the handover. How much control you have over the process will likely depend on why you’re selling, but there are a number of things you can do to ensure everything goes to pla [...]

Look the Part with Our Top Three Beauty Franchises

If you’re looking to open your own business in the beauty sector, you may want to consider franchising. However, with numerous high-performing beauty and hair franchises to choose between, it can be difficult to make a decision. Here, we take a look at three [...]

How Franchising is Keeping Up with the Times

All businesses need to keep up with the times if they’re to maximise profits and give themselves the best chance of success. Here, we take a look at how the franchise system is attempting to adapt to new technological realities. Finding a franchise Histori [...]

The Big Question: Franchising or Starting an Independent Business?

If you want to be your own boss, you better be ready to make important decisions. The first decision you'll need to make is whether you start an independent business or sign up for a franchise. Each is a unique experience and both will involve you running yo [...]

Are You More Suited to a Product or Service Franchise?

As in the wider business world, franchises can be divided into two different groupings. There are those who sell products, and those who sell services. While these two different types of franchise share a number of similarities, they can be quite different i [...]

Make a Name for Yourself with a Marketing Franchise

Marketing franchises are an incredibly popular investment opportunity. They typically offer franchisees a great deal of flexibility while providing a stable platform from which to grow a successful and profitable business. Here, we take a look at three of th [...]

Impress Prospective Franchisees with a Discovery Day to Remember

Discovery days play an important role in attracting new franchisees. They’re an opportunity to show applicants what day to day operations are really like, what kind of work culture you’ve developed, and what they can expect life to be like as a franchisee. H [...]

Five Ways That Franchisees Can Get Over the Fear of Failure

Fear can have an incredibly negative effect on franchisees. It can prevent you from making the right decisions, stop you from taking calculated risks, and have profound effects on your attitude and mindset. In business, a small amount of fear is healthy. How [...]

Discover the Recipe for Success with a Cook Stars Franchise

Cook Stars Cook Stars is a fast growing 'cookery class and party' franchise with opportunities throughout the UK. With [...] £6,995 +VAT Minimum investment Food [...]

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Location for Your Franchise

In most cases, location is key to business success. If you’re working to establish the most successful franchise possible, you'll need to work out the optimal premises for your franchise unit. Here, we take a look at six factors you need to consider if you'r [...]

Top Five Franchises for Car Lovers

If you're a car lover and have always dreamt of managing your own business, there's plenty of investment opportunities out there. However, it's important to take your time and consider what type of franchise is best for you. You'll need to consider what aspe [...]

Find Out More About Home Instead CEO and Co-Founder Trevor Brocklebank

If you’re looking for the next big franchise business opportunity, it’s often reassuring to hear tales of success. Franchising is not always the easiest of business models to excel in, so when someone exceeds all expectations, it deserves recognition. Trevor [...]

How to Start a Successful Franchise on a Shoestring

Not all franchisees started with a lot of money. In fact, many started by running relatively low-cost franchise units and built themselves up to bigger things. This meant starting their first franchise on a shoestring budget and working from there. Here, we [...]

Five Franchisee Obstacles to Overcome

For franchisees, getting your first business up and running can be tough. It's often a tricky learning experience that involves overcoming obstacles, only to encounter another, then another, and another. The good news is that this doesn't last forever. It's [...]

You Can Have It All: Become a Franchisee and Keep Your Career

Have you ever considered the idea that you may be able to become a franchisee and keep your career? For some, it’s an incredible opportunity to become a business owner, without risking everything. For others, it’s a way to achieve financial security. Most su [...]

FASTSIGNS: Get On Board with This Exciting Sign Franchise

 FASTSIGNS Specialised in selling, marketing, producing, or installing visual communications including signs, graphics, [...]£25,000 Minimum investmentBusiness & B2B ServicesRequest information Read more [...]

Profitable Franchises Which Could Make You Rich

There’s an incredible number of franchises to research before you make your final investment decision. For most franchisees, the ultimate aim is to make money. This means picking a profitable franchise and making sure that you’ll be able to work well within [...]

Which Is Better for Your Business? Franchising or Licensing?

Licensing and franchising are two similar business models that are distinguished from one another by a few important features. Here, we take a look at the definitions for both models, provide some examples, and explore the advantages and disadvantages of eac [...]

How to Develop a Strong Franchisor and Franchisee Relationship

A healthy franchisor/franchisee relationship is essential to a functional, profitable, and successful franchise. If these two important individuals aren’t able to cooperate and work together, there’s a good chance that conflict will soon surface, and insurmo [...]

Do You Have What Franchisors Are Looking for in a Franchisee

Any franchisor with a good understanding of the recruitment process will know that finding the right franchisee can be extremely challenging. They’re likely to have an imagined ideal candidate in mind and will judge applicants against their image of the ‘per [...]

A Guide to Building Customer Loyalty

All businesses, no matter their size nor the industry they operate in, can afford to ignore the issue of customer loyalty. If a franchise isn't getting repeat customers, it has to attract new customers repeatedly. This is not only expensive, but it's also un [...]

Six Things You Need To Know About Franchising That You Can't Find Online

For most people looking for information, the internet is their first port of call. This is likely to be true of franchisees doing their research, too. However, there are some things that you won’t find online. Here, we take a look at six aspects of franchisi [...]

Dig Deep and Become a Metro Rod Franchisee

 Metro Rod We're the leaders in UK's drain cleaning and maintenance.£25,000 Minimum investmentCleaningRequest information Read more  If you’re looking for an exciting franchise opportunity that is profitab [...]

Recruitment Tips for Franchisors

Finding talented franchisees can be incredibly challenging. Bringing individuals into the organisation can be disruptive and requires a great deal of investment on behalf of the franchisor. Consequently, you need to get it right. Here, we take a look at our [...]

Four Key Elements of a Successful Franchise

Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job and starting up your own business? Yes? Well, you’re not alone. According to a study from tech retailer Ebuyer.com, 80% of Brits aspire to be business owners one day. But these dreams fail to become a reality for m [...]

What You’re Expected To Do as a Franchisee and How To Do It

Let’s start at the beginning. What is a franchisee? A franchisee is an individual that’s granted the rights to do business using the franchisor's trademark, trade name, and business model. The franchisee buys a franchise from the franchisor for a franchise f [...]

Why You Should Try Before You Buy a Franchise

When you make any big purchase in your life, chances are you think long and hard before you decide. Part of your decision-making process will be influenced by your experience of what you’re about to buy, and this can only truly be gained by trying it out fir [...]